Art

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for.”

 

—Georgia O’Keeffe

Creative thinking and individual-driven ideas are at the heart of the Art experience at Concord. We offer a safe, stimulating and inclusive art-making environment, where students are invited to explore their strengths, develop new skills and engage with the work of others in thought-provoking ways.

 

Concord’s Art School offers a tranquil, yet hardworking environment where students are encouraged to explore their creative potential. Our Art Department occupies four studio spaces, as well as a communal space which is home to books, journals and laptops that students can use to enhance their learning.

Our Art students can join exciting trips, where destinations have included Liverpool, London and New York.

Concord College art

Form 3


All students in Form 3 are given time to study Art. Students typically engage in a diverse range of projects with various media, encouraging creative exploration and skills development.

GCSE


Board
OCR


Mode of Assessment
60% portfolio, 40% externally set assignment


GCSE Art encourages students to conduct a very personal portfolio of work, which is a result of experimentation with printmaking, painting and various mixed media techniques. Students become increasingly aware of themselves as individuals as they learn to best express themselves through their work.

 

Art helps us see connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world.

—Ernest Boyer

A Level


Board
OCR. (We offer the full OCR Art and Design suite, but most students follow a course in Fine Art to allow for a broader approach with a wider number of specialisms).


Mode of assessment
60% portfolio, 40% externally set task.


A Level students embark on a journey that builds their independence and develops their creative and imaginative skills. Students learn to creatively express their individual ideas and feelings creatively, whilst also improving critical and analytical skills through problem solving and exploring a wide range of media.

Futures


Concord’s Art School produces versatile, confident and creative thinkers with the skills and ability to communicate ideas, and ultimately to succeed in the creative industries and beyond. Our students go on to study a range of courses at excellent institutions that include UAL, Central St. Martins and Cambridge. An A Level in Art is also respected as a valuable subject for those studying subjects such as medicine and dentistry, where evidence of manual dexterity and visual awareness is pre-requisite.

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Stunning display of Form 3 mixed media self portraits on display at the moment. Beautiful #pencil #drawing and #creative thinking. Well done everyone!

Stunning display of Form 3 mixed media self portraits on display at the moment. Beautiful #pencil #drawing and #creative thinking. Well done everyone! ...

We had a new life model to work from this afternoon…
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We had a new life model to work from this afternoon…
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#concord #art legends next generation…? Talking Art at the #concordcollege F5 A-level options event.
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#concord #art legends next generation…? Talking Art at the #concordcollege F5 A-level options event.
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Theo

“Art teaches you to not only make beautiful things, but also how to learn, how to question the world around you. My time studying Art at Concord made me realise my passion for art, through both invaluable guidance I received and also in giving me the space to express my ideas.  Now studying Architecture at Cambridge, I realise just how much my experience at Concord benefitted me, both in teaching art but also in teaching me how to learn, and how to consider the world around me.” 

 

  • Theo is now studying Architecture at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

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